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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
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Re: Lightest water resistant gloves?
Are you talking about 'during rain'? If so, use a poncho and keep your hands inside the poncho. They will stay nice and warm. That's the problem with jackets: your arms get cold and y...

In GEAR » Lightest water resistant gloves?
November 14, 1:38pm

Re: re: source for inverted canister tripod
It has been done many times. One of the lightest is a round plastic butter container with a slot in the side. It works, but it's a bit fragile. Cheers

In GEAR » Tripod for inverted gas canister
November 13, 1:35am

poles or no poles
XC Ski poles: yes. Straps are essential there. Walking? Don't use poles. Quite able to stand and walk on my own two feet thank you, and they are worse than useless in scrubby or rough terrain....

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you use trekking pole straps?
November 12, 2:23pm

Re: Thank you for the feedback
Hi Eric I think some of the criticisms are a bit off the mark. My thoughts: Yes, the review should have made it clear that the pack is a custom design, not a production line version. But many...

In Editor's Roundtable » JepPaks Alpine Pack Spotlite Review
November 12, 1:41pm

Re: Tripod for inverted gas canister
Adds weight. I just lean the canister up between my joggers. Works just as well, adds zero weight. cheers

In GEAR » Tripod for inverted gas canister
November 12, 3:16am

Re: Should a canister stove spray a little fuel when it is unscrewed?
It happens. Thing is, if you keep the stove and canister upright, all you lose is a tiny bit of gas. Yeah - do it quickly! Cheers

In GEAR » Should a canister stove spray a little fuel when it is unscrewed?
November 12, 3:14am

Re: Reasons why packs aren't water repellent
> I'm wondering if anyone here lives or backpacks in an environment that truly needs a > completely waterproof pack or backpacks in the rain for any huge amount of time where > havin...

In GEAR » Reasons why packs aren't water repellent?
November 12, 3:12am

Part 2 coming
OK, it is worth noting: Part 2 of this will turn up next week or the following week. It will cover what I was able to do SIMPLY to correct some of the faults. Nice fabric, good sewing, good inte...

In Editor's Roundtable » Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1
November 11, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1
Hi Ken Good lord. So they do. In that case, the faults I have identified are strange. One would have thought they might have had a bit more design experience to draw on. On the other hand, th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1
November 11, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1
> Nigor the non USA extension of Eureka? Not to the best of my knowledge. It seems to be a totally new bunch of enthusiasts. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1
November 11, 2:03pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm